10-week Writing & Performance Workshop in Edmonton, AB


Workshop with Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre Edmonton

December 1, 2020

07:00 pm


Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre

11515 103 Street

Edmonton, AB

The Shoe Project is a national initiative that amplifies the voices of Canadian immigrant and refugee women through storytelling. In November, a group of 12 immigrant and refugee women will begin working with veteran Canadian playwright Conni Massing to write stories of their arrival and adaptation to Canada centred around a pair of shoes they have worn. When their stories are completed, each woman will be coached by local theatre professionals and then tell their story for audiences in a revelatory public performance.


The Shoe Project is looking for women who:

-From 18 – 75 years of age

-Want to tell their story in written English

-Spoken English at an intermediate or high-intermediate level

-Eager to improve their writing skills by attending a workshop series of ten weeks run by a well-known Canadian writer

-Able to commit to attending the entire 10-week session and write a 600-word story with the guidance of a leader

-Willing to edit and re-edit a story to professional standards

-Willing to give and receive constructive feedback

-Willing to participate in voice and performance coaching and appear in a live performance of stories from the workshop

-Excited to be in a group with women from different backgrounds who support and empower each other


The group meets Tuesdays beginning December 1, 2020 at 7 p.m.


Public readings of the work on March 13th and 14th at the Westbury Theatre

We are planning this to be an in-person program with social distancing and COVID-19 safety protocols in place.


Email Ngozi Onyinye at shoeprojectcoordinator@workshopwest.org